Preparing for the inevitable
- A sad state of affairs. Kondro, Wayne // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/10/2012, Vol. 184 Issue 1, pE11
The article reports on the insufficiency of Canada's health care system to manage people with chronic conditions such as pain, mental health concerns, and the psycho-social and spiritual needs of patients and their families during the dying process.
- The quality of mercy. Mackay, John S. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/18/2014, Vol. 186 Issue 3, p213
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Enhancing the Quality of End-of-Life Care in Canada," by D. Cook and colleagues, published in a previous issue.
- Food for thought in Kingston study. Brown, C.J. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/09/99, Vol. 160 Issue 3, p305
Reports on meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Ontario's Kingston General Hospital regarding total parenteral nutrition (TPN), which is used to provide nutritional support for critically ill and surgical patients. How TPN involved protein and a source on nonprotein energy that is...
- Rural Palliative Care. Epp, Nicole A. // Canadian Social Work;Autumn2012, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p53
The article reports on the lack of palliative care in rural areas in Canada. It provides examples from the author's personal experience of supporting and caring for her terminally ill 16-year-old son as well as her attempts to locate and access palliative care while living in rural Canada. The...
- Health Listings. // Asian Pacific Post;6/18/2009, p18
A list of health services providers in Canada is presented.
- Dissertations/ThÃ¨ses. // Canadian Bulletin of Medical History;2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, following p572
The article lists and briefly describes academic dissertations related to the history of medicine in Canada and topics such as nurses and medical in rural Saskatchewan, the regulation of pharmaceutical drugs, and the health behaviours of poor people.
- Canadians seek to reduce ineffective procedures. Kermode-Scott, Barbara // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;1/8/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7788, p74
The article highlights the issues reported in "Health Care in Canada 2010, which revealed that several unnecessary therapeutic knee arthoscopies and verteroplasties are still being conducted in Canada.
- PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Change in flight plan. Shamian, Judith // Canadian Nurse;Apr2012, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p3
The author discusses help that registered nurses (RNs) can provide to 'frequent flyers' of the health system or to patients having complex needs. Several ways in which RNs can help frequent flyers move through the system more effectively and optimize their treatment includes better follow-up...
- OECD findings prompt reflection. Villeneuve, Michael J. // Canadian Nurse;Feb2012, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p17
The author offers information on the findings of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on various issues of Canada's health system performance, that were discussed by The National Expert Commission at the December 2011 Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) meeting.